You know that tooth I just got crowned less than a month ago? IT JUST CRACKED. I'm 31 years old and have had 5 root canals and an extraction, and now this tooth just cracked for the third time in a year. I f'ing give up. I brush, floss, use xylitol, sleep with a mouth guard, and stopped eating sugar 4 months ago. I don't know what more to do than stop chewing food. How the F else can I make my teeth last for the several decades that they are supposed to? I'm THIRTY ONE FREAKIN YEARS OLD. I'm just going to eat things like hummus, yogurt, applesauce, soup, refried beans, and smoothies from here on out. No more chewing. This is insane.
Last year when my tooth cracked and I went for 3 or 4 weeks without eating solid food (e.g. used my immersion blender on all of the foods I ate), I unintentionally lost over 10 pounds and that's not good. I'm a healthy weight now and will be underweight if I lose, and I don't want or need to lose weight. I need to have a plan for how to do this better than last time. Any ideas? I am looking for foods that do not need to be chewed, and don't have sugar, meat, soy, artificial ingredients, or a lot of processing. And they also need to have enough protein and fat to help me maintain a healthy weight.
My list so far:
Fruits & Veg: applesauce, mashed avocados, mashed bananas, smoothies, mashed sweet potatoes, those Indian sauces/veggies/meals in a box
Protein: refried beans, hummus (?? does this have protein?), yogurt, PB, scrambled eggs, some kind of salmon that's really soft?
Grains: oatmeal, grits, cream of wheat...?
Etc: chia seeds added to things provide lots of nutrients, coconut oil adds fat, soup combines everything, nettles and chickweed tea are full of nutrients...
What else is there? How do I do this?